July 24, 2010
The long awaited day has finally arrived........time to leave on vacation! This shot was taken as we were sitting at the gate watching our plane arriving to take us to Costa Rica! The beginning of the trip started off a bit tumultuous. As we were getting ready to leave, the pilot informed us that one of the engines wasn't working and couldn't be fixed. They towed us back to the gate, unloaded our luggage and sent us to a gate at the opposite end of the terminal to board another flight. After an hour and a half delay, we were on a new plane and on our way!
Just over 5 hours later, we touched down in Liberia, Costa Rica. As we stood in line at customs, we could spot the luggage going around on the carousel. Mine, however, was pulled off the carousel and I noticed that my suitcase was wide open with clothes strewn on the floor. What a fantastic way to start the voyage!